10 Tips For Brides Doing Their Own Makeup For Smaller Functions
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Have you decided to do your own makeup for one of your wedding ceremonies? What a great decision! We know you’re going to look picture perfect. However, there are some things that you must keep in mind if you’re doing your own makeup for a wedding function. We help you out with these 10 genius tips!
1. Decide your look
First and foremost, decide the kind of look you’re going for. Whether you want to look like a natural blushing bride or go over the top with shimmer, you have to decide well in advance and stock up on makeup accordingly. We suggest you look at bridal photographs for inspiration!
2. Don’t buy every makeup product anew
You don’t really need to buy every makeup product again just because you’re doing your own makeup. The key is to find products that you are positive work well with your skin. So, for example, if you have a primer that you really like, you don’t need to buy a new one. But on the other hand, if you use only a BB cream on regular days, you can consider investing in a full coverage foundation.
3. High definition and anti-ageing products are a NO
Avoid anti-ageing and high definition products as they can give your face a whitish cast in photographs. While these products are great for everyday wear, as they give your face a natural glow, the particles in these products reflect light from flash photography. This means that you might end up with a pale, white face in all your photographs!
While you don’t need to have every product invented by the beauty industry, it is a good idea to have specialized products that target specific areas you might like to conceal. For example, if you have dark circles, we suggest you invest in a good concealer palette for the ceremony. After all, as a bride-to-be, you should look nothing less than perfect. :)
5. Look for long-lasting products
As a soon-to-be bride in India attending a pre-wedding function, you will most probably be expected to stand for long hours and sweat it out in the heat. Moreover, a lot of functions begin in the daytime and go on till late, so the best thing for you to do is to get long-lasting products. Look for long-lasting lipsticks, foundations and setting powders. Also, make sure that everything (especially your eye makeup) is waterproof!
6. Do a full trial run beforehand
Always, always, always do a trial run of your makeup before the big day. Keep in mind that you won’t have a professional makeup artist around to do your makeup or iron out any last minute problems. It is therefore imperative that you do your whole makeup routine once before the final day!
7. Moisturize and prime before you begin
Don’t just jump in straight to your foundation when you begin applying your makeup. Make sure your skin is moisturized first. Use an oil-free moisturizer to avoid looking shiny. After that, use a primer to hold the makeup in place and an eye primer that is designed especially for your eye makeup. Only begin your makeup routine after you’re properly prepped.
8. Use a damp sponge to apply foundation
If your foundation is not blended in correctly, it will end up looking cakey and settling in the creases. The best way to counter that problem is by applying the foundation with the help of a damp sponge. Start by applying a foundation that matches your skin tone as closely as possible to the centre of your face and blend it outwards with a damp sponge.
9. Get the glow with a highlighter
To perfect the glowing bridal look, don’t forget your highlighter! If you’re looking for that lit-from-within glow, we say you use a highlighter with shimmer and keep the foundation, blush and bronzer matte.
And finally, to make sure that the makeup doesn’t run or sweat away, use a setting spray! This is a step people often forget, so don’t make that mistake. A setting spray will ensure that the hard work you’ve put into applying the makeup doesn’t go to waste, and your makeup doesn’t budge!